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Most people I know are not too concerned with fashion. They tend to disassociate themselves from words such as “trendy” or “fashionista.” Very few students, understandably, spend a large quantity of time and money on their clothing; myself included. The horrible thing about fast fashion is that it touches everyone who...

“Thrifting” To be brief, there is a clearly defined case for buying second hand, especially clothing. I don’t plan on doing an exposition on the fast fashion industry. In short, buying a lot of cheap new things is not good for the environment (nor is it good for us). Clothing, which is usually something we replace often...

As a society, we seem to have this idea that feminists, or let me rephrase this—“real feminists”—have to reject all social constructs of feminine beauty. By this I mostly mean that any good feminist shouldn’t wear makeup, or trendy clothes or be bothered to shave. But the concept that a woman has to look, dress, act...

Why even bother? As someone who used to be thoroughly unconcerned with environmental issues, I can attest to the fact that it’s exceedingly easy to disregard small choices that concern our environment. It’s become a common trope—the white girl who wants to save the world but smokes weed instead, and stands tall on her...

Mardi Gras has come and gone as quickly as your memory of the night before, and your head may be reeling after a day and night of parties, drinking and throwing around those purple, green and yellow beads. And as Ash Wednesday showed up right on time to go with your hangover headache, you might be wondering what this...

It’s no secret that the city of Houston is growing at a faster rate than most cities in the U.S. This increase in residents brings immeasurable value to the city, however, it also means more traffic on the already densely populated roads. Traffic is arguably the most daunting part of one’s day, and any increase in...

As college students, I assume most of us are relatively well-versed in the art of finding a professor via ratemyprofessor.com. For those unfamiliar with the site, Rate My Professor is a database of most college professors where students anonymously rate them on a variety of criteria. Unsurprisingly, most of the...

  Depending on the depth of your wallet, Valentine’s Day can be stressful. There are so many chocolates and stuffed animals the stores promise they’ll love. That said, Valentine’s should be a day focused on fun (wholesome or otherwise), and not on the gift.  If you still want to make the gesture, here’s some gift ideas...

Oh Valentine’s’ Day, you media-backed, loneliness-shaming, tacky-red-and-pink-decoration-sequined corporate joke of a holiday—why must I always be vexed by you? Why have I never spent one of you with someone nice? Was it too much to ask for a pleasant Valentine’s’ Day with that girl who tried to stab me with a fork? Or...